If the adverse publicity from pleading
guilty to a minor crime — say indecent exposure or public intoxication —
is likely to cause you mental anguish, pray that you go before a judge
like Robert Lyons in Oxford.
More than 18 years later, Hamilton
County’s Fernald Feed Materials Production Center is in the news again. A
new study found a correlation between higher rates of cancer mortality
and hourly workers, with some evidence of radiation causing intestinal
John Deatrick seems genuinely
excited and proud to be part of the riverfront project receiving the
American Planning Association’s (APA) 2013 National Planning Excellence
Award for Implementation, announced Jan. 9.
The case of a former Miami University
student who pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for posting a “Top Ten
Ways to Get Away with Rape” flier in a dormitory bathroom just keeps
getting more controversial.
Private prison critics have been proven
right once again. Smuggling incidents are on the rise around Lake Erie
Correctional Institution, which Ohio sold to the Corrections Corporation
of America (CCA) in 2011.
When an Ohio charter school consistently
fails to meet academic standards, the state automatically shuts it down. But a report from Policy
Matters Ohio found some charter schools might be evading the rule
A new policy limiting the amount of sick
days for Metro bus drivers was not received well by the bus service’s
workers last week. Fifty-nine bus drivers called in sick Friday, Jan. 4
in protest of a new policy reducing the number of sick days available
U.S. Rep. Tom Massie, the congressman who
represents the Kentucky side of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, used
his first day in Congress to file a bill that would erase a 23-year-old
federal ban that makes it a crime to carry guns near schools.
With 2012 in the past, it’s time to start
preparing for a brand new year of politics and policy. From what’s been
hinted at so far, progressives could have another big year in 2013, but
only if they work for it.
Over the past few weeks, the political
drama in Washington, D.C., has circulated around the “fiscal cliff,” a
series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in for 2013. On Jan.
1, U.S. Congress narrowly avoided the fiscal cliff. But the close call
left some wondering: Could it have been more easily prevented,
particularly through redistricting reform?